>Discovery Channel Melukai Hati Rakyat Indonesia

>Dalam artikel Kasus Tari Pendet Kesalahan Discovery Channel tertulis kalimat sbb:

Yang sebenarnya terjadi, Kru Studios Production menjual enam film dokumenter kepada Discovery Channel yang ditayangkan ke 23 negara. Film-film itu dibuat dalam rangka memperingati ulang tahun kemerdekaan Malaysia pada akhir bulan ini. Dua dari film itu berjudul “Keris the Myth and the Magic” dan “Batik“. “Dalam narasinya disebutkan, keris dan batik berasal dari Jawa, Indonesia. Tidak ada klaim sama sekali,” kata Widyarka.

Kalau mereka berkilah bahwa tidak ada klaim sama sekali, kenapa mereka mempopulerkan Keris, Batik, Wayang Kulit dan Pendet untuk acara kemerdekaan Malaysia? Kenapa harus pakai budaya Indonesia? Kenapa tidak mempopulerkan budaya Indonesia untuk event Indonesia?

Kalau boleh dibilang, jelas-jelas Discovery Channel pilih kasih. Dan ini saya rasakan amat sangat melukai hati rakyat Indonesia sebagai pemilik budaya yang dipopulerkan Discovery Channel untuk Malaysia.

>Microsoft can not sell Word?


word2007Welcome to the world of surprising patent lawsuits. A Texas judge ruled Tuesday that Microsoft cannot sell Word – yes, Microsoft Word, the cornerstone of Microsoft Office – in the United States.

Toronto-based i4i Inc won an injunction against Microsoft regarding the company’s XML patents. In the words of i4i, the injunction “prohibits Microsoft from selling or importing to the United States any Microsoft Word products that have the capability of opening .XML, .DOCX or DOCM files (XML files) containing custom XML”. Microsoft has been given 60 days to comply, reports Seattle PI.

The injunction reads:

Microsoft Corporation is hereby permanently enjoined from performing the following actions with Microsoft Word 2003, Microsoft Word 2007, and Microsoft Word products not more than colorably different from Microsoft Word 2003 or Microsoft Word 2007 (collectively “Infringing and Future Word Products”) during the term of U.S. Patent No. 5,787,449:

1. selling, offering to sell, and/or importing in or into the United States any
Infringing and Future Word Products that have the capability of opening a .XML,
.DOCX, or .DOCM file (“an XML file”) containing custom XML;

2. using any Infringing and Future Word Products to open an XML file
containing custom XML;

3. instructing or encouraging anyone to use any Infringing and Future Word
Products to open an XML file containing custom XML;

4. providing support or assistance to anyone that describes how to use any infringing and Future Word Products to open an XML file containing custom XML;


5. testing, demonstrating, or marketing the ability of the Infringing and Future
Word Products to open an XML file containing custom XML.

This injunction does not apply to any of the above actions wherein the Infringing and Future Word Products open an XML file as plain text.

Needless to say, Microsoft won’t pull Word off the market. The company has said it plans to appeal, and i4i actually sells XML products for Word, making that company reliant on the ecosystem. An agreement will be reached: probably one involving Microsoft signing a big check.

>Luxury Hotel Bomb Mastermind ‘Shot Dead’


4:19am UK, Saturday August 08, 2009

The mastermind behind two deadly suicide bombs attacks on luxury tourist hotels in Jakarta has been shot dead, police sources say.

Indonesian counter-terrorism police

Anti-terror police outside the house in Temanggung district

Indonesian police say they have killed the country’s most wanted man – leading Islamic militant Noordin Mohammad Top.

The death claims – which have not been confirmed – follow ongoing raids in Central Java.

Police have surrounded a remote house in rice fields in Temanggung where three to four suspected militants were thought to be holed up.

After an overnight standoff and sporadic exchanges of gunfire, shots and explosions could be heard.

TV footage showed heavily armed black-clad police from the anti-terrorism unit creeping towards the house, some sheltering behind shields.

Noordin Mohammad Top

Suspect Noordin Top

Local TV network TVOne quoted an unnamed police source as saying that Top may still be in the house after being shot and wounded.

Separately, police said they had killed two suspected militants and found up to 500kg of bombs during a raid on a house in the Bekasi area near the capital Jakarta.

It is believed they may have thwarted a major car bombing campaign.

Malaysian-born Top is the prime suspect for the near simultaneous suicide attacks on two luxury Jakarta hotels on July 17.

The attacks on the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton killed nine and wounded 53, including Indonesians and foreigners, and broke a four-year lull.

A police source close to the investigation into the hotel attacks told Reuters the man suspected to be Top was killed during the Temanggung raid.

“He was shot dead,” the source said, adding that raids in the area had led police to the house in Bekasi, just east of the capital, where bombs had been found.

>Indonesian cops storm suspected militant hide-out

>Indonesian cops storm suspected militant hide-out

By IRWAN FIRDAUS (AP) – 1 hour ago

BEJI, Indonesia — Indonesian police stormed a house Saturday where the regional militant leader suspected in last month’s attacks on hotels in the capital was believed hiding out with several followers, witnesses and police said.

The raid broke a 16-hour siege of the house in central Java province that had officers trading automatic weapons fire with the militants. At least five loud explosions have rocked the building since dawn.

Police spokesman Nanan Sukarna said officers believed alleged Malaysian militant leader Noordin Mohammad Top and two or three of his followers were inside, but could not immediately confirm their fate.

Minutes after the raid, witnesses said officers outside the house took off their helmets and were shaking hands with each other, suggesting all those inside had either been killed or captured. The firing ceased.

A police officer at the scene said a body was found in the bathroom of the house.

Noordin is suspected in last month’s attacks on the J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in the capital, Jakarta, which killed nine people and broke a four-year gap in terror strikes in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

He is also believed to have played a major role in four other bombings in Indonesia since 2002, including nightclub bombings on the resort island of Bali that year that killed 202 people, mostly foreigners.

Killing or capturing him would be a major victory in Indonesia’s fight against militants and could significantly weaken the chances of more attacks, given the key planning, financial and motivational role he is believed to have played in terror networks.

Earlier Saturday, officers raided a second house close to the capital Jakarta where they shot and killed two suspected militants and seized bombs and a car rigged to carry them, said Police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri.

Danuri said one of those arrested had reserved a room in one of the hotels that was used by the terrorists before they attacked.

The house was about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the residence of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The Detik.com Web site, quoting an unnamed police source, said officers believed Yudhoyono’s house could have been planning an attack there.

Officers circled the house in central Java province late Friday afternoon after making arrests in a nearby town. At one point, they sent remote-controlled robots into the isolated building to search for bombs

Not long before they stormed the buildings, officers dressed in black behind a shield fired into the house from close range, while others fired repeated volleys from a hill behind it.

Indonesian police have been met with booby traps and suicide bombers in at least one other raid on a terrorist hide-out and approached the house with extreme caution.

Noordin is a Malaysian citizen who claimed in a video in 2005 to be al-Qaida’s representative in Southeast Asia and to be carrying out attacks on Western civilians to avenge Muslim deaths in Afghanistan.

Indonesian police have arrested more than 200 militants associated with the Jemaah Islamiyah terror network since 2002, including many with ties to Noordin, who they say has narrowly escaped capture several times.

Police have offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to his capture. Experts say Noordin was likely being hidden by a small network of sympathizers who might not agree with his tactics, but nevertheless believe they have a duty to shelter him.

Java, home to more than half of Indonesia’s 220 million people, has long been the focus in the hunt for Noordin and his associates.

In November 2005, Azahari bin Husin, a top Jemaah Islamiyah bomb maker, was fatally shot by counterterrorism forces in east Java. Sariyah Jabir, another explosives expert, was killed in April 2006 during a raid on a militant hide-out in central Java.

Prosecutors say Noordin orchestrated the 2002 bombings on Bali, an earlier attack on the J.W. Marriott Hotel in 2003, a blast outside the Australian Embassy in 2004, and triple suicide bombings on restaurants in Bali in 2005.

Al-Qaida is believed to have helped fund the first three attacks.

Together, the four strikes killed more than 240 people, many of them Western tourists.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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>Hidup tidaklah untuk mengeluh dan mengaduh

Hidup adalah untuk mengolah hidup
bekerja membalik tanah
memasuki rahasia langit dan samodra
serta mencipta dan mengukir dunia

Kita menyandang tugas
kerna tugas adalah tugas
Bukannya demi sorga atau neraka
Tetapi demi kehormatan seorang manusia

Kerna sesungguhnyalah kita bukan debu
meski kita telah reyot, tua renta dan kelabu
Kita dalah kepribadian
dan harga kita adalah kehormatan kita

Tolehlah lagi ke belakang
ke masa silam yang tak seorang pun kuasa menghapusnya….

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